By Susanna Kearsley
An historic citadel, a sad Love, and an online of secrets and techniques starts to Unravel...
Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy stories and satisfied endings. whilst her attention-grabbing yet unreliable cousin Harry invitations her on a vacation to discover the mythical personal of Chinon, and in a timely fashion disappears-well, that's Harry for you.
As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its humans, she starts to discover darkish secrets and techniques underneath the attraction. Legend has it that in a thirteenth-century siege of the fort that looms over town, Queen Isabelle, baby bride of King John, concealed a "treasure of serious price." And within the final days of the German profession in the course of global conflict II, one other Isabelle dwelling in Chinon, a lady whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry.
As the risks of the previous turn into disastrously actual, Emily is drawn ever extra deeply right into a labyrinth of puzzle as twisted because the streets and tunnels of the traditional city itself.
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The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.
Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.